Rush University Medical Center does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited. Rush University Medical Center will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination.
Rush University Medical Center has been in the forefront of institutions promoting disability rights, and is in full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The Searle Conference Center is equipped with elevator access and fully accessible restrooms. Accommodations throughout the medical center include
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities, and parking garage modifications to improve accessibility
- Reduced rate valet parking for patients and visitors with disabilities
- Attendants and wheelchairs in key locations for anyone who needs such assistance
- Modifications in elevators, which include installing mirrors to help people using wheelchairs and motorized vehicles
- New telephone system throughout medical center with volume controls on all phones
- Teletypewriters (TTY) in key locations throughout the Medical Center and University